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Dr. Somshankar

MBBS

Cardiologist, Bangalore

2000 at clinic
Dr. Somshankar MBBS Cardiologist, Bangalore
2000 at clinic
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Dr. Somshankar is a popular Cardiologist in Chamarajpet, Bangalore. He is a qualified MBBS . You can consult Dr. Somshankar at Venlakh Hospital in Chamarajpet, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Somshankar on Lybrate.com.

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I am smoking for 3 years, from 2 months I am felling some pain in left portion of my chest. What should I do please help.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am smoking for 3 years, from 2 months I am felling some pain in left portion of my chest. What should I do please h...
Dear user. I can understand. Quit smoking and consult a doctor. Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Smoking can affect your mouth, throat, lungs, heart, stomach and brain in many ways. Cancer is one among the potential diseases smoking can cause. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. Nicotine chewing gums too help as an alternative for cigarettes. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advice. You can also opt for online deaddiction therapy. Take care.
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I am not able to do sex properly .some times in good but sum times not able to do .I have high blood pressure is high blood pressure effect on sex.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am not able to do sex properly .some times in good but sum times not able to do .I have high blood pressure is high...
Hi Soak 10 almonds over night in water. On the next day, peel off the skin, and blend the almonds in a blender with 1 cup of cow hot milk (or crush them in hot cow milk) and add a little bit of saffron, ginger and cardamon to it. Drink this every morning. Take pranacharya heman syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya heman capsule 1-1 twice a day.
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How Does High Fiber Diet Affect Your Heart?

MBBS, MD , DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bhopal
How Does High Fiber Diet Affect Your Heart?

Most people associate fibre to be good for the digestive system. It helps to add roughage and therefore helps in avoiding constipation. When we dig deeper, the fibre seems to do good not just to the stomach but to the heart as well. Those who are prone to develop heart disease should make an attempt to include more fibre in their diet and reap the rich benefits it offers.

There are two classifications of fibres

  1. Dietary
  2. Functional 

Dietary are found in diet products and functional being added fibre through various food supplements. Soluble and insoluble fibre, based on their solubility in water. Most foods contain some amounts of both. The insoluble one has more digestive benefits, as it adds to the roughage. Both types have cardiac benefits.

Read on to know some of the cardiac benefits of fibres.

  1. Reduces cholesterol: There is good cholesterol which is essential for the body, and there is bad cholesterol causes heart disease. What fibres do is reduce the amount of bad and overall cholesterol in circulation. The fibre binds to the cholesterol and removes it from the body, which otherwise would get into circulation and lead to plaque formation and heart disease.
  2. Reduces blood pressure: Because the cholesterol does not circulate in the blood stream, the blood is not as viscous and therefore the vessels exert much less pressure to allow for free flow. A diet change to whole grains can show a marked difference in people with hypertension.
  3. Weight management: Eating fibre means more bulk and fewer calories so that a person feels full after eating smaller amounts. This is a great way to lose weight and bring preexisting heart disease under control.
  4. Stroke prevention: The circulating cholesterol usually gets sluggish and settles down along the walls of the blood vessels. This attracts more cholesterol, which eventually forms what is knowns as plaque. When this plaque attains a considerable size, it gets dislodged, circulates in the blood stream, and can reach any of the vital organs. When it reaches the heart or brain, it can lead to heart attack or stroke. By removing the cholesterol which leads to all these complications, fibre reduces the incidence of stroke and heart attacks.
  5. Management of diabetes: Blood pressure, increased weight, and heart disease all are predisposing factors and have common contributing factors as does diabetes. Controlling all these helps in prolonging the onset of diabetes and reducing its severity too.

High-fiber diet mainly reduces cholesterol which helps in multiple ways to maintain not just a healthy body but also improves the overall quality of life. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.

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I'm a smoking cigarettes but I had alot of pain in my chest during lying and waking up from bed I consult a doctor before he just says smoke less it should be cured but I don't feel better?

MBBS
General Physician,
I'm a smoking cigarettes but I had alot of pain in my chest during lying and waking up from bed I consult a doctor be...
you are having smokers coughing syndrome by way of bronchitis and pharyngitis. which can be allergic also. so best thing to try and leave smoking otherwise it will worsen your bronchial problems. and as it is smoking is a precursor of malignancy do warm saline gargle regularly. Three times daily. if possible. have homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin C thereby increasing your body autoimmune system which prevents infection. have lot of water go for regular morning walk followed by free hand exercises. It will improve.
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I have persistent numbness in both hand and feet since 5 days. I have done my full body checkup. All report is normal. Bp is 140/90. Dr. prescribe me trineurosol hp inj. Afer taking 3 inh no improvement is seen. What should I do.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I have persistent numbness in both hand and feet since 5 days. I have done my full body checkup. All report is normal...
You have borderline high bp, reduce salt but I am not suggesting a salt free food. Avoid tinned foods as salt is a preservative. Avoid other packed foods also like chips, namkeem, street foods. Use minimum oils for cooking. Eat lots of seasonal vegetables and fruits. Reduce stress by exercise and yoga and meditation. Take a tablet of safe betablocker like metoprolol 25 mg twice daily. Get back here with progress reports only after observations, after 2 weeks. Get back here with reports. You will get more guidance from any of us here on the forum.
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Hi. I am 35 years old. My cholesterol is little high. What are the home technique to level down the level. What should I do for that. Please suggest some medication herbal one.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
Hi.  I am 35 years old. My cholesterol is little high. What are the home technique to level down the level. What shou...
Regular exercise, low fat and low carb diet, weight regulations are measures to control blood cholesterol.
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Hello Doctor, What is the cure of high heart beat rate. I have pulse rate of above 95/minute most of the day? My habits: No Alcohol, no Smoking, about 3 cups of tea/day, usually computer work. I have observed this for more than 10 years. Thanks in Advance.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Hello Doctor, What is the cure of high heart beat rate. I have pulse rate of above 95/minute most of the day? My habi...
You can get your general physician's opinion as to any abnormalities in your heart functioning. Once he/she declares that you are normal, you should stop checking your heart beat or pulse rate etc. Every now and then. It seems to me that you have developed this behaviour as a habit. It can be unlearned by not doing or thinking about it. Regular practice of pranayama and meditation has soothing effects on hear rates and associated anxieties.
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My problem is that I do not want /do not like to talk anyone either my friends or anyone else (I just feel that I am completely different from others so just trying to avoid everyone ).During match or presentation at my college my mind just thinks about that everyone is watching me and as a result all my hard work becomes least effective. Now this problem has reached to the peak please help me I just want to interact with others in the same way as a frank boy does help if you can?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
My problem is that I do not want /do not like to talk anyone either my friends or anyone else (I just feel that I am ...
It seems you have social anxiety. Go ahead and start mingling with people, when you speak to people look into their eyes and speak. Go out with friends and family for dinner and lunch and show interest in others. Avoid stress, eat healthy nutritious balanced diet and sleep adequately. Practice yoga and meditation. Wish you good health, take care.
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I am 29 years old and have anxiety disorder and very bad feeling of palpitations. Please advise.

BHMS, Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Medicine
Homeopath, Mumbai
I am 29 years old and have anxiety disorder and very bad feeling of palpitations. Please advise.
Hello, this anxiety correlate to more basic factors like your personality profile. If you agree for 15 to 20 min case session, to start homoeopathic medicine which acts deep psychological layer. Thanks.
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I am sportsman. I stop pratics 4 years go. I over weight. Now I jacking over breathing light pain in heart side what I do.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am sportsman. I stop pratics 4 years go. I over weight. Now I jacking over breathing light pain in heart side what ...
Do daily running for 30 min to reduce weight ..and get ecg and tmt done to rule out heart Pathology as the cause for pain.. Drink plenty of fluids daily Revert with your reports
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How can I control my blood pressure and sugar at home without using any medicine at home?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
How can I control my blood pressure and sugar at home without using any medicine at home?
1. Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline Blood pressure often increases as weight increases. Being overweight also can cause disrupted breathing while you sleep (sleep apnea), which further raises your blood pressure. Weight loss is one of the most effective lifestyle changes for controlling blood pressure. Losing just 4.5 kilograms can help reduce your blood pressure. Besides shedding weight, you generally should also keep an eye on your waistline. Carrying too much weight around your waist can put you at greater risk of high blood pressure. In general: • Men are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 40 inches (102 centimeters). • Women are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 35 inches (89 centimeters). These numbers vary among ethnic groups. Ask your doctor about a healthy waist measurement for you. 2. Exercise regularly Regular physical activity — at least 30 minutes most days of the week — can lower your blood pressure by 4 to 9 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). It's important to be consistent because if you stop exercising, your blood pressure can rise again. If you have slightly high blood pressure (prehypertension), exercise can help you avoid developing full-blown hypertension. If you already have hypertension, regular physical activity can bring your blood pressure down to safer levels. The best types of exercise for lowering blood pressure include walking, jogging, cycling, swimming or dancing. Strength training also can help reduce blood pressure. Talk to your doctor about developing an exercise program. 3. Eat a healthy diet Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and skimps on saturated fat and cholesterol can lower your blood pressure by up to 14 mm Hg. It isn't easy to change your eating habits, but with these tips, you can adopt a healthy diet: • Keep a food diary. Writing down what you eat, even for just a week, can shed surprising light on your true eating habits. Monitor what you eat, how much, when and why. • Consider boosting potassium. Potassium can lessen the effects of sodium on blood pressure. The best source of potassium is food, such as fruits and vegetables, rather than supplements. Talk to your doctor about the potassium level that's best for you. • Be a smart shopper. Read food labels when you shop and stick to your healthy-eating plan when you're dining out, too. 4. Reduce sodium in your diet Even a small reduction in the sodium in your diet can reduce blood pressure by 2 to 8 mm Hg. The effect of sodium intake on blood pressure varies among groups of people. In general, limit sodium to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day or less. However, a lower sodium intake — 1,500 mg a day or less — is appropriate for people with greater salt sensitivity, including: Anyone age 51 or older Anyone diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease To decrease sodium in your diet, consider these tips: • Read food labels. If possible, choose low-sodium alternatives of the foods and beverages you normally buy. • Eat fewer processed foods. Only a small amount of sodium occurs naturally in foods. Most sodium is added during processing. • Don't add salt. Just 1 level teaspoon of salt has 2,300 mg of sodium. Use herbs or spices to add flavor to your food. • Ease into it. If you don't feel you can drastically reduce the sodium in your diet suddenly, cut back gradually. Your palate will adjust over time. 5. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink Alcohol can be both good and bad for your health. In small amounts, it can potentially lower your blood pressure by 2 to 4 mm Hg. But that protective effect is lost if you drink too much alcohol — generally more than one drink a day for women and for men older than age 65, or more than two a day for men age 65 and younger. One drink equals 12 ounces of beer, five ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. Drinking more than moderate amounts of alcohol can actually raise blood pressure by several points. It can also reduce the effectiveness of blood pressure medications
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I am a smoker and I smoke 5 to 6 cigarettes I n a day and there is pain in the center of my chest and when I stretch my chest sometimes the clicking sound came. Can you tell me the reason. I already did my medical check up they said everything is normal.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am a smoker and I smoke 5 to 6 cigarettes I n a day and there is pain in the center of my chest and when I stretch ...
Dear lybrate-user, if the medical check up says everything is fine, you have nothing to worry. The pain could be your imagination. Just ignore it.
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Sugar problem and blood pressure also low in body and eye lenc are low so I have more problems please solve my problem and I want to live happily.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sugar problem and blood pressure also low in body and eye lenc are low so I have more problems please solve my proble...
Mr. lybrate-user Sunder, From your query nothing is clear except knowing that you have diabetes (type not mentioned), actual BP readings not given, nothing can be made out about the issue with your eyes. So please give following details: current fasting, PP glucose levels, HbA1c%, present treatment with dosage, dietary pattern, extent of daily exercise and preferably come in a private conversation, then I will be able to guide. Thanks.
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Sir. I am suffering from anxiety and vibration in heart region form long time. From past 1 and half year my treatment is going frm apollo delhi.And i am a student so it not financially viable to afford apollo. So i want some suggestions wat to do now.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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I am 57 years now. Verifying my angiography my doctor advised me to go for bypass surgery. Pleasde advise me with details of doctors. And also suggest if I want to avoid surgery.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi, nature is best physician. You can trust. Nature avails to growth of collaterals in latter age in 50/60+. So you might started lifestyle modification fine take your health at higher level by availing detox. Authentic ayurveda detox.
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I am 19 years old ,l have problem on my heart when I play cricket or football then my heart beating become fast and become fatigue and roundabout (chkkar) ,please give some treatment. Thank you.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
I am 19 years old ,l have problem on my heart when I play cricket or football then my heart beating become fast and b...
Dear lybrate-user, Your medical condition as you have mentioned is low blood count. This can lead to the symptoms you have mentioned. Take chanvanprash daily. Eat 2 eggs and lots of green leafy veggies, fruit daily. Your overall health will improve in few days to weeks. Regads.
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Stem Cells Therapy

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Gynaecologist, Delhi
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My father is hart patient 4 atack allready but papa is live. My papa is who take care of date & food is every day eating.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
My father is hart patient 4 atack allready  but papa is live. My papa is who take care of date & food is every day ea...
The best ayurveda herb for your case is Natural home remedy using mango, cumin seeds, salt, sugar and mint leaves: 1. Take 6 raw mangoes 2. Boil them in 1 L water for 15 min 3. Peel and de-seed them 3. Separate the mango pulp 4. Mix the pulp in 250 ml water 5. Add 1 tsp cumin seed powder 6. Add 1 tsp salt 7. Add 2 tbsp sugar 8. Add 2 tsp crushed mint leaves 8. Mix well 9. Store this in the refrigerator 10. Have this cold drink 2 times a day This remindy will be helpful.
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My heart rate is consistently above 100 at rest. On lying down its 103 and on sitting its 112. I also feel dizzy and weak. Is it a cause for concern?

M.P.H, B.H.M.S
Homeopath,
Many factors influence resting heart rate. Genes play a role. Aging tends to speed it up. Regular exercise tends to slow it down. Stress, medications, and medical conditions also influence the heart rate. You can slow your resting heart rate by doing things that are also well known to help maintain a healthy heart: exercise more. Reduce stress. Avoid tobacco products. Lose weight. Still if your hear rate is more or increasing visit your doctor. Use manual method to find heart rate.
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